Letters & Opinion

Derek Holmes, hockey player, IMAGE alumnus and jolly good fellow

IMAGE’s roving photographer Bob Whitelaw set out to see how Sandy Hill residents were enjoying the record temperature of 20 degrees Celsius on March 25.

On Range Road near Templeton Street four gentlemen were having a distanced visit and checking tender shoots pressing forward in the early spring garden. The party included (l-r) Des Keon, Derek Holmes (homeowner), and Pat Draper.

Holmes, Bob discovered, is a retired hockey player, coach, administrator and agent who on March 29 was ro be inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. His visitors were hockey buddies come to reminisce and celebrate the happy event.

And there is more. Holmes, it turns out, helped deliver IMAGE at one point in its long history. All in all, IMAGE also celebrates his lifetime achievement.

Photo Bob Whitelaw